Relax! Massage Therapy
Where you find exceptional massage and skin care by extraordinary therapists and estheticians! Whether you desire a relaxing massage, deep tissue work, or need to rejuvenate and beautify your skin, Relax! Massage Therapy & Skin Care is the destination of choice in Wilmington, North Carolina, for clients that demand the best in massage and skin care.
This Months Specials!
This month save $50 on our 90 minute deep cleansing oxygen facial. This service combats visible signs of aging, deeply hydrates the skin’s moisture barrier and makes the face appear smoother and plumper.
Receive a free brow wax with our 90 minute completely customized Uniquely Yours Facial. This facial is customized to address each persons individual skincare concerns and goals
Get a 60 minute massage and a 60 minute facial combination for only $150. This package does not have to be scheduled on the same day. However, it can be, depending upon client preference.
Top 10 Reasons to get a Massage From Relax!
A massage from Relax will have you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, ready to take on the world one more day!
Whether you suffer from specific pain or pain in general, a massage from Relax will relieve the pain. We pay attention to you and we listen to what you need. We address problem areas when and where you need it. Go to: Therapeutic massage or Deep Tissue Massage
Massage at Relax! Massage Therapy melts away stress by stroking and soothing tense, achy muscles, guiding you into a deeply relaxed state of being. Regular relaxation and stress reduction empowers you to be more capable of dealing with what life throws your way. Go to: Swedish Massage or Hot Stone Massage
By decreasing stress, lowering blood pressure, improving circulation, and increasing range of motion abilities, a massage at Relax! Massage Therapy helps you maintain your health in a natural, holistic manner.
By decreasing stress, (which ages you faster than the sun!), improving muscle tone and flexibility, improving circulation, and increasing range of motion, a massage at Relax! Massage Therapy will keep you feeling younger, stronger, and healthier.
At Relax! Massage Therapy each massage is designed and given according to what your body and mind need that day. No mechanical routine here, we customize your massage based on YOUR needs.
At Relax! Massage Therapy you will always feel safe and comfortable. If it is your first massage we will explain everything to you so you know what to expect and feel comfortable receiving the massage. The setting is quiet, relaxing and enjoyable.
Massage engages your body’s innate healing power. Every body is designed to work at optimum levels, but we seldom do so due to old injuries, blocked energy, tiredness, stress, etc. Massage helps you unblock the power that is within you so you function at the level nature intended; healthy, invigorated, and vibrant!
At Relax! Massage Therapy you will receive the best massage you have ever had! You will feel relaxed, well taken care of, and that it was worth every penny (and then some!)You never have to worry that you won’t be taken care of properly.
You deserve to feel great, heal great, be pain free, and feel younger, healthier, and better than ever before! Why wait? Call 910-262-1122 to schedule your massage today!
Meet Our Therapists!
Hi, my name is Denise and my story begins with running a circus! Not a true circus of course…
Hi, my name is Denise and my story begins with running a circus! Not a true circus of course, but after being a stay at home mom to four boys for more than a decade, (which is about the same as running a circus), I decided it was time to pursue a career for myself.
I looked into Nursing and spoke with many nurses but was surprised to find that many in that profession were burnt out, overworked and unhappy. One nurse did say to me that what she missed the most in the profession was when they used to give their patients massages in the evenings, and how that was what she loved doing the most. This inspired me to look into the massage field, and shortly thereafter I was attending school in Phoenix, Arizona. Over the years I have been fortunate to work in Asheville, N.C. and Raleigh, N.C., with a vast array of clients that included professional athletes. Now I am in Wilmington and love working at Relax!
I have been happily practicing massage since 2004. The best part? Helping people. In so many ways, on so many levels. Having a client come in with their issues (pain, stress, etc.) and walk out feeling 10 years younger and a lot less stressed. I have found over the years that deep tissue work appeals to me and it’s an interesting therapy when done well. It becomes a type of dance with the client, to provide just the right amount of pressure without there being too much. I enjoy Hot Stone massage, and tend to give my clients a combination of techniques with some cranial sacral and reflexology techniques added in. I can’t really say which I love the most, the detailed work of a deep tissue massage or the long, flowing, de-stressing rhythms of a Swedish massage. They all have their place and are much needed in our fast paced world.
The journey to massage therapy began at age 8. My Great Grandmother and I sat on the edge of her bed…
The journey to massage therapy began at age 8.My Great Grandmother and I sat on the edge of her bed so my mother could massage our legs. I was hooked but it would take several years of trying different things before I realized that massage was my calling.
The business education I received early on never felt like a fit. I went to college and worked on a business degree, I worked in private home health care and in the restaurant industry and none of it felt right. One day, in 2006,I had an epiphany! A massage career would expand my knowledge base of holistic health and allow me to serve in a meaningful way.I went to Soothing Arts Massage School and found my true passion.
My ability to listen along with a strong drive to learn, grow and always give my best has helped me grow in a field that is ever changing and developing. Today I specialize in custom massage using many modalities. Some of the modalities I am trained in are: deep tissue techniques including myofascial release, trigger point therapy, sports massage, full body stretching, reflexology, injury rehab, oncology and lost limb care. I enjoy working with seniors. I also do Energy work such as Reiki and Healing Touch.
I love giving back in ways that are meaningful and have participated in many charity and outreach events such as Special Olympics,, Strongman and Iron Man Competitions, Panhandle Boxing Academy and Professional Body Building, Veterans Administration Medical Center and the Leland Police Department.
I look forward to meeting you soon and helping you feel your best!
Jenn SladeIf there is one thing I know to be true, it’s that my life’s purpose is to help people heal.
If there is one thing I know to be true, it’s that my life’s purpose is to help people heal. I can recall being drawn to alternative forms of healing since early childhood; I’d always known that life would eventually carry me down that path. In college, I studied marine biology believing that I wanted to be a marine veterinarian. It wasn’t until several years later, while I was in yoga teacher training, that I was first inspired to consider becoming a massage therapist. A year and a half later I graduated from the Center for Massage and Natural Health in Asheville, NC- and it has totally changed my life and sparked a passion in me that I look forward to cultivating, nurturing and growing throughout the future.
I draw inspiration from my work as a yoga instructor, history as a competitive athlete, and studies in herbal medicine and energetic therapies to inform my massage style. I believe the most healing takes place when we are able to be fully present in our own process, and that a large part of that is interwoven with growing our ability to let go of stress on a day to day basis. I specialize in therapeutic massage and Reiki. Other modalities I incorporate in to my work include hot stone, aromatherapy, stretching, deep tissue, and trigger point therapy. I love what I do for so many reasons. I love working with people on an individual level, building a treatment plan that is unique, holistic and tailored to each person’s distinct needs. I am always so humbled to see the individuals I work with thriving, and I always feel so incredibly honored to be entrusted with the responsibility of helping people to heal themselves.
Kacey GranerMy name is Kacey Graner, and I am from a small town outside of Pinehurst, North Carolina.
My name is Kacey Graner, and I am from a small town outside of Pinehurst, North Carolina. After I became a licensed Massage Therapist I decided to move to Wilmington to dive into my career. I needed a change of scenery, and what better place than the beach!
Let me tell you all a little bit about how I got interested in massage therapy… Being an athlete all my life, massage helped bring relief to my aches and pains from overexertion. My mother also raised me very holistically. She is a nutritionist; always instilling food is medicine, and preventive care was critically important to optimal health. I was always taught to treat my body as a temple. I decided to become a massage therapist because I want my lifestyle to coincide with my career. I want to help others feel their best and reach their optimum health as well. I love to run, go on long walks, and explore the outdoors with my dog, Scout. I enjoy practicing yoga, and recently have become more committed to my practice. I think it is important to stretch and understand what muscles the poses are affecting. I’ve found it improves my work as a massage therapist as well. I love learning and constantly fueling my think tank. That is another reason why massage therapy fits my personality so well. There is always something new to learn in the field, which keeps me excited and invested in my work.
As a therapist, I enjoy therapeutic massage; combining multiple modalities to best suite my client. I really like combining classic Swedish massage, myofascial work and trigger point therapy. I am eager to grow my practice in Wilmington with Relax Massage Therapy. I know there are so many like-minded people in this community, and I can’t wait to meet you all!
Stephanie ArnoldHey, y’all! My name is Stephanie and I’m a licensed massage therapist! The question I’m asked most often is “why”?
Hey, y’all! My name is Stephanie and I’m a licensed massage therapist! The question I’m asked most often is “why”? Well, I received my first massage when I was 13. I felt nothing short of amazing afterward, as I’m sure you can relate. Naturally, I wanted to provide that experience to other people. Not to mention spas are calm, relaxing, and tend to smell SO GOOD! Who wouldn’t want to work in one?! Little did I know at the time, the atmosphere was only one of the perks. Helping people holistically address physical ailments and see real results, that’s the best part.
I graduated from the Myotherapy Institute of Massage in 2012. I did not receive a traditional in-c¬lass education, but rather a one-o¬n-one personalized learning experience. Since then my prima¬ry foc¬us has been expanding my deep ti¬ssue and pain manage¬ment te¬chniques thr¬ough han¬ds-on conti¬nuing edu¬cation cla¬sses. I have experience in both spas and chi¬ropractic offices, bringing a unique blend of relaxation and bodyw¬ork to my table. I’m so excited to be apart of this amazing team at Relax Massage Therapy and look forward to meeting you soon!
What a long strange, magical, trip its been. My journey started long ago. I have always connected with …
What a long strange, magical, trip its been. My journey started long ago. I have always connected with the outdoors and natural healing. In my earlier days I worked as a dental assistant. As much as I enjoyed helping others in this field it never felt like my true path. I was told by family and friends that I had a great touch and should pursue a career in massage therapy. With much thought and encouragement, my journey began. While in massage school I realized I was right where I was supposed to be. It truly spoke to me the way no other career had before. The more I learned, the more I wanted to know. This took me on an amazing ride full of adventure, helping me find my life’s purpose. I have worked in this field for over 20 years. During which time my excitement to know more kept me going back to school. Why stop now, right!
I believe the more I know the better approach I’ll have to make sure I am able to help others receive the healing they need. I currently practice as a Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Aesthetician, Licensed Electrologist, Sai Baba Reiki Master, ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, MPS Dolphin Neuro-stim practitioner, and an Independent Distributor at Young Living Essential Oils. I specialize in drug-free pain management, and I am on my way to receive my Aromatherapist Certification and become a Certified Nutrition Coach.
During my career I have had the pleasure of working with some of the top Surgeons, Medical Spas, Day Spas, and Rehab Facilities in Ohio, New York, and Florida. I have also had the privilege to work backstage in the music industry. It gave me the chance to meet and work on many amazing national artist and crew from all around the world. It was truly a priceless experience. I believe in being kind and giving bank. I have helped raise money for LLS, Breast Cancer research, and worked for years with young kids from broken homes with HHH. I have also been a Big Sister for 3 years with BBBS, which has brought me just as much love as I gave.
Helping others to feel better is the most rewarding career I could ever have. I love what I do and feel very blessed to have found my calling. My path has lead me to North Carolina and I am happy to call Wilmington my home. I am very excited to be a part of such an amazing team of therapists. As your therapist I look forward to going with you on your journey to help you achieve your goals in relaxation, pain management, health, fitness, and balance in your life.
Christina O'QuinnI have been a massage therapist for five years in different areas and different settings. I am always looking for new techniques …
Hi, my name is Christina.
I have been a massage therapist for five years in different areas and different settings. I am always looking for new techniques and information to build my toolbox, so I can offer a healing approach to my clients.
I have found my calling with massage therapy. I love the challenges and creating a relaxing, restorative environment. I not only enjoy giving my clients a healing massage, but sharing information with them to help them work with their bodies so that they can feel great.
I earned my degree in marketing and management in college but never really felt like what I was doing what I was meant for. My intuition was telling me that I needed to do something that helped people, was relaxing, and had flexibility for when I was ready to be a mom, I found all those things in massage therapy. As soon as I started my classes everything felt right and came very naturally.
Chrissy MonzonHey, my name is Chrissy and I was born and raised here in Wilmington. I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2008…
Hey, my name is Chrissy and I was born and raised here in Wilmington. I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2008 and absolutely LOVE what I do! I specialize in SMRT (Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique) of the hips and Therapeutic Massage. By using these techniques together I am able to provide full body healing for pain issues ranging from acute to chronic.
Lynn WilderHey, my name is Lynn. I attended Indiana Therapeutic Massage School in Indianapolis, IN and received my craniosacral training…
I attended Indiana Therapeutic Massage School in Indianapolis, IN and received my craniosacral training (CranioSacral Therapy and Somato Emotional Release Therapy) through the Upledger Institute. I have been a massage therapist and craniosacral therapist since 2012.
I moved to Wilmington in 2016. I love this beach town and it is in my heart and soul as deeply as healing is. By listening to my clients and my intuition, I’m able to help alleviate their pain, increase their range of motion, and give them back quality of life that oftentimes is missing.
I have been extremely successful at helping clients with TMJ, migraine relief, frozen shoulder, plantar fasciitis issues and so much more. Let me help you to be your best!
Makenzie CardinalMy name is Makenzie and I have been a Massage Therapist for 3 years and I absolutely love what I do. Massage Therapy really found me…
I’m so excited to meet you. My name is Makenzie and I have been a Massage Therapist for 3 years and I absolutely love what I do. Massage Therapy really found me in a time in my life where I was lost and needed some healthy change; it has taught me so much about myself and the true meaning of empathy. I believe everything has a purpose in your life and I’m beyond grateful that this is my purpose. I Grew up in Winston-Salem, NC and decided to start my new life adventure here in amazing Wilmington, NC and couldn’t be happier. If I had to choose a favorite massage it would be any type of therapeutic work, I enjoy helping clients out of pain and getting to the root of the discomfort; I also enjoy working with hot stones and prenatal clients as well. I look forward to hopefully working with you soon : )
Candace BrinsonI’m a rarity in these parts…a born and raised Wilmingtonian! I grew up here and although I’ve moved away several times …
I’m a rarity in these parts…a born and raised Wilmingtonian! I grew up here and although I’ve moved away several times, Wilmington is where my heart is and I keep coming back. Years ago, a friend had repetitive use shoulder pain and would ask me to massage him. I would do so to help him and he would tell me I should become a massage therapist because I was good and had a natural talent. I loved being able to help him become pain free and realized I could help others with chronic pain as well if I went to school and trained. So, off to school I went and in 2012 I became a licensed massage therapist. Since then I have traveled and worked in many different parts of NC and recently arrived back in Wilmington. Gretchen Rivas, a former teacher of mine in massage school, reached out to me about working at Relax!. I interviewed and here I am, happy to be doing the work I’m passionate about, helping people with chronic pain and other issues. I love developing a therapeutic plan with my clients to assist them in living a more energized and pain free life. I focus my sessions on what would benefit my client the most including stretches and range of motion exercises. I’ve taken many classes over the years and I’m always excited to learn more to help assist my clients better. I look forward to serving you and helping you become your best self!
Meet Our Estheticians!
Bonnie BricenoAfter working as a guidance counselor and a real estate agent for most of my career, I decided to pursue my lifelong passion….
After working as a guidance counselor and a real estate agent for most of my career, I decided to pursue my lifelong passion of helping others to be healthy and feel their best. I have always loved skin care and had a never ending thirst for knowledge in this area. In 2009, I began traveling around the country and working for a high end skin care line but, I missed my dogs and my family. I decided that I wanted to be able to stay close to home while still pursuing my dream of helping others to feel and look their best. This was when I decided to limit my work to hands on esthetics with clients all day, every day. I really enjoy getting to know each of my clients as people. I like to understand their lifestyle, concerns, and goals. I believe knowing them well helps me to formulate a plan that is customized and suits each client individually. My regular clients become my friends and with this in mind, I assist them in finding the best products and services to meet their needs. This is my passion and I am grateful to be living it every day.
- ½ Hour $45.00
- 1 Hour $75.00
- 1 1/2 Hour $105.00
- 1 1/2 Hour Ultimate – $115.00
- Buy 5 at one time, receive $5.00 off each massage! Buy 10 at one time, receive $10.00 off each massage!
- ½ Hour $50.00
- 1 Hour $85.00
- 1 ½ Hour $115.00
- Buy 5 at one time, receive $5.00 off each massage! Buy 10 at one time, receive $10.00 off each massage!
Hot Stone Massage
- 1 Hour $105.00
- 1½ Hour $115.00
- Aaahhh…..there’s nothing like the soothing relief of hot stones to melt away your aches and pains.